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Acro – Strategic Buyer, sub contract machining

Crawley, UK

Salary: Competitive

Acro has an excellent opportunity for a Strategic Buyer to work as a Category Lead within our fast-growing business.

Reporting into the Head of Procurement and working within the Supply Chain Team, this strategic position holds a key focus in acquiring materials for the Engineering and Production departments with a specific focus on machining, forming, injection moulding, tools and composites. Managing and developing the supplier base for this division is essential as well as ensuring a cost-effective process within the category plan.

Key responsibilities:

• Define and develop category plans to consider stakeholder management, spend analysis, current and future product demands
• Contract negotiation and the implementation of Non-Disclosure Agreements with prospective suppliers
• Maintain and manage existing suppliers to ensure contract compliance, managing risk within the supply chain and to secure long-term supply and cost-saving opportunities
• Strive to become the subject matter expert in terms of spend, on-time delivery performance, supply base capability and materials for the category
• Monthly reporting and analysis of spend and performance as well as representing and promoting the supply chain at key stakeholder meetings

To be successful in this position you will have:

• Previous category lead and operational procurement experience essential with prior experience of working closely with machining, forming, molding, tools and composites within a production environment – aviation or automotive environment preferred but not essential
• Experience of delivering a high-quality service in a fast-paced procurement environment where quality and cost spend are key requirements
• Knowledge of contract implementation and developing negotiation matrices
• Ability to develop and implement supply chain strategies and category plans
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a natural ability to build strong working relationships and therefore a confidence in communicating and influencing senior stakeholders
• Able to multi-task, manage own time effectively and work towards set deadlines
• Experience of using MS Office, MRP systems e.g. SAP, Access or similar
• CIPS qualification or studying towards preferred but not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award-winning high growth business and add significant value to our Supply Chain, Engineering and Production Departments.

To apply for this position please visit http://acro.aero/careers/

Your CV will be held on our central database; if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us.



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